8 Super Voluminous Hair Ideas for Thick Hair

The thicker the hair the bigger the look.

As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side. What always seems to happen, especially with hair, is that we want what we can’t (and don’t!) have. With thick hair this typically includes styles that’ll make your hair look thinner. But, we’re here to say that your thick hair is awesome and that you should celebrate with hair ideas for thick hair that are voluminous and gorgeous. Read on to get inspired by some of our favorite voluminous hair ideas for thick hair.

Hair Ideas for Thick Hair That Look Extra Large

side pull through braid, voluminous hair ideas for thick hair
It’s like a side pony, side braid, and french braid all wrapped up in one pretty package.

1. Side Pull Through Braid

How great is this voluminous braid? It’s also crazy easy to do. Pull through braids may seem a bit complicated, but once you get the steps down, you can do it in your sleep, or at least during a rushed morning. Make the braid more interesting by doing a side pull through braid. Just have some Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray on hand to set your style.

curly hair ideas for thick hair
The smaller the bun, the larger your hair looks in comparison.

2. Mini Half-Up Top Knot

If you’ve got voluminous curls for days, show them off! But, if you are in dire need to get your hair out of your face, try a mini half-up top knot. All you need to do is separate a three to four inch section of hair at the top of your head. Then, take that section and turn it into a top knot!

hair ideas for thick hair the thick unicorn braid
This braid is as magical as the creature it was named after.

3. Unicorn Braid Ponytail

How amazing is this fun unicorn braid? This style is great for thick hair because your braid will look super voluminous. Just create a French braid all the way back, but keep out the sides of your hair. Pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail. Finish the style by bobby pinning the braid to the pony tail holder. Simple and super chic.

hair ideas for thick hair the thick blowout
Oh you tease.

4. Extra Voluminous Blowout

Blowout hairstyles usually make your hair sleek, not necessarily thick. We like to do at home blowout hairstyles every now and again. To get this super thick look, when you are done drying your hair, do some light teasing up the sides.

curly hair ideas for thick hair
Gotta love a good defined curl structure. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

5. Defined Natural Curls

Naturally thick curls are our favorite. Just wear your hair as is in a defined curly style! We like to use the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel to get your curls absolutely perfect. Then follow up by drying your hair with a diffuser attachment.

braided hair ideas for thick hair dutch braids
Dutch braids, cornrows, boxer braids whatever you call them, we love ’em. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Dutch Braids

Want to update your French braided pigtails? Go for Dutch braids instead! These easy braids are the exact same just braided under instead of over. Master this look by checking out our tutorial on how to create Dutch braids.

hair ideas for thick hair the half up bouffant
The bow is optional but highly recommended. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Half Up Bouffant

For a look that’s totally voluminous at the roots, try out this cool mini bouffant half-updo. Really all you need to is tease the crown of your head. Then, style your hair into a half-updo! Add a bow to make this look extra sweet.

hair ideas for thick hair loose space buns
The more spread out the bun, the better.

8. Loose Space Buns

Most space bun hairstyles are totally round and stick out like animal ears! We’re loving this loose space buns look for a change of pace. To create this hairstyle on thick hair just part your hair all the way down the center. Create two buns, but instead of finishing your style with hair ties, pin them in place instead. It creates a thinner, less poofy bun.

Need more hair ideas for thick hair? Check out these non-boring styles for thick curly hair

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